matrixless and composite structures and spacecraft components
He was much excited, then, by the addition of the buckytube
(a single-walled carbon pipe, also called a "nanotube") to the ranks of fullerenes.
A year ago, stuffing a buckytube
with atoms to make an ultrathin wire seemed a highly speculative proposition.
Pasadena, Texas has been selected as the site location to build a full-scale buckytube
(single wall carbon nanotube) (SWNT) plant for Carbon Nanotechnologies, Incorporated (CNI) (Houston, Texas).
CNI is currently producing both Buckytube
and BuckyPearl single-wall carbon nanotubes in a pilot plant at the company's headquarters in Houston.
Our CNI Buckytubes
, ESD conductive polymer grades are designed to impart electrostatic-discharge conductivity to polymer compounds using traditional melt processing equipment.
CNI has received $15 million in angel investor funding to produce significant quantities of buckytubes
and has expanded its facilities in Houston to include approximately 7,500 square feet: 1,500 for operations and 6,000 for manufacturing.
, in turn, could line up side by side to form bundles, or ropes.